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SCW NEWSWATCH: "Somebody forgot to let the adults in the room when the Big Ten voted to play football; Conference gives in to pressure, announcing it will start its season the weekend of Oct. 24, reversing an earlier vote to postpone the 2020 schedule." - Chicago Sun-Times 9.16.20

"The Big Ten, supposedly the adult in the room, gave in to pressure ... announcing ... it will start its football season ... Oct. 24, reversing an earlier vote .... That makes the Big Ten like almost every other conference that chose something, anything, over health. Money? A welcome distraction during COVID-19? Entertainment value? Let’s go with money. ... Public health experts have warned ... a second, powerful wave of COVID-19 is coming .... It’s not just about the players on each team staying safe during the season, which won’t be easy because they’re college students. It’s about all the other people with whom they might come in contact. .... It’s difficult to look at any of this without seeing the influence of dollar bills. ... TV money is huge. ... [I]s it worth it? Like a lot of issues associated with COVID-19, I guess we’ll find out. ..."

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Key Words: Big 10, College Football, Covid-19, Coronavirus, Colleges, Sports, Pandemic

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